Most people go to Mexico to get a tan. But when Daniel Wright (Music, vocals - Bothell, WA) and Gordon Holmes (Lyrics- Elko, BC) met in the hotel pool, a musical journey began. Along with Rick Howard (drummer, engineer- Pacifica, CA) some fantastic new music has been created by this American/Canadian collaboration.
Grandma's Box Of Memories spent 4 weeks in the Top 8 CdBaby.com Top Songs Country - Progressive Country chart. The song peaked at # 7 on the Independent Music Networks Country Chart and stayed on the Top 30 IMN Country chart for more than 5 months proving that it makes an impact with radio stations and their listeners. The single peaked at #19 on the Independent Country Music Associations Consolidated Country Chart which is an average of where people stand on the 5 most popular charts. Billboard, MediaBase, Music Row, New Music Weekly and the Independent Music Network. It was also #16 on Music World Radio's Top 20 Chart from the UK as voted by listeners.
Grandma’s Box Of Memories tells the story of life filled with special moments shared with loved ones and of course sadness. In the end all we are left with is a box of belongings , sentimental mementos of someone’s entire existence.
Gordon wrote this song about 6 months before his Grandma passed away. His Grandma played a big part in his life and they shared a special bond of friendship. He told her about the song and hoped that she would be able to hear the finished recording someday, but that never happened. Gordon says his Grandma would have been honored and proud of this musical tribute. I could relate to the lyrics as my own Grandma had lived in an institution and had alzheimer’s disease before she passed away. They were both great ladies deserving to be remembered in song. I think anyone who has ever lost someone they loved and has had to go through a lifetime worth of belongings will be able to relate to this song.
Daniel has been playing piano since he was 5 years old. Over the years he also learned to play guitar, bass and trombone. He sings with heartfelt emotion emphasized in every song. He has no limits when it comes to music, playing and creating in a variety of different genres including country, acoustic rock, heavy metal, electronic music, classical and jazz.
Armed with his Masters in Music Education Daniel is sharing his love of music teaching children at the Fusion Academy in Alameda, California. Daniel lives for playing music with as many people as possible, whenever and wherever he can.
Among his many projects over the years are his own self-titled and self-created electronica albums under the name "Daniel Wright Showcase," a band that he has been in with his sister since he was 15 years old, called the Erika Wright Band, and various side-project rock bands encompassing everything from rock 'n' roll to heavy metal. His evident love of music comes across in everything he puts a chord to.
Grandma’s Box Of Memories won Honorable Mention placement in the Song Of The Year songwriting contest 2012. The 'Honorable Mention' placement shows that your song received extremely high scores and was found to be competitive with the winning songs. Only the top writers receive this placement.
The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Daniel Wright the Suggested Artist placement in the song contest for Hottie In Heels.
"This is one of the best, most catchy and adrenaline filled fun songs I have heard in a long time. It is brilliant how it goes from acoustic to electric at the beginning. The riffs are strong throughout... You have a hit on your hands with this one and I will keep my eyes on you..." Hottie In Heels by Daniel Wright - reviewed by Gods of Indie Guitar CD Compilation - September 30, 2010
Hottie In Heels, has been chosen for the Donate and Discover program with the musicians’charity Sweet Relief.
"Your outstanding song will be benefiting your fellow musical peers while getting you worldwide exposure through the charity program.
Sweet Relief has been providing assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems,
since 1994. As Sweet Relief says, Music's most precious resource -- the artist -- sometimes needs protection. Along with your special song, Sweet Relief will be creating a logo and merchandise supporting this new song charity program."
Daniels' debut single, " Stay The Night " reached #85 on the January 2010 Country Music News Top 100 Cancountry Hits chart.
Grandma's Box Of Memories Honorable Mention 2012
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The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Daniel Wright & Gordon Holmes the Honorable Men...The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Daniel Wright & Gordon Holmes the Honorable Mention placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Honorable Mention placement in the songwriting competition.
Daniel Wright Receives Songwriting Honor
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The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Daniel Wright the Suggested Artist placement in...The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Daniel Wright the Suggested Artist placement in the song contest for Hottie In Heels. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Suggested Artist placement in the songwriting competition.